The army and tabks parading in Eastbourne during WWII


Programme of talks
All meetings take place at St Andrews Parish Hall.
Tuesday, June 4, 2024
7:00 pm
A Social History of Eastbourne Buses

Local bus driver of 45 years, Mick Hymans will present an illustrated talk on how the town became to run the first municipally owned bus service in the world. How vehicles have evolved over 100 years and how Eastbourne Buses helped in two world wars. The attitude towards female staff and a few humorous tales.

Also how close Eastbourne came to having a tram system.

Mick Hymans
Tuesday, July 2, 2024
7:00 pm
Edwardian Eastbourne

With this fully illustrated talk, Alan Wenham takes a look at the town in the first decade of the 20th century; a time of big hats, big dresses and ideas.

Alan Wenham
Tuesday, August 6, 2024
7:00 pm
101 Or More Postcards

A fully illustrated presentation of over 101 postcards. Russell Owen will show some of his favourite postcard images of Eastbourne and its surrounds, with some unusual images of Eastbourne in late 19th and throughout the 20th centuries.

Also a chance to view a postcard through a Victorian Postcard Viewer!

Russell Owen
Tuesday, September 3, 2024
7:00 pm
Entertainment & Fun

Eastbourne's favourite Tea Dance Host and Musical Organist who has entertained locals and holiday makers since 1974.

Chris Mannion will share some of his memories with us during an illustrated talk about his lifetime in entertainment, locally, Nationally and Internationally.

Chris Mannion
Meetings are held in:

St Andrew's Parish Hall
425 Seaside
BN22 7RT (along the lane beside the Arlington Arms)

Doors open at 6.45pm

Everyone welcome. Members free; visitors £2 per person.

In the event of circumstances beyond our control, such as cancellation by a speaker at short notice, we will do all we can to find a replacement.

For further information about meetings: Tel. 01323 641604